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St Mary's Church

St Mary's Street,, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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good day out

Had some friends come to stay so went for a day out to shrewsbury During our walk about we came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michael j
Telford, United Kingdom
A lovel;y place to be in

There always seems to be something "on" at the church be it art shows or talks. Nice little cafe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shrewsbury UK
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The spire of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury's old town. In 1739, showman Robert Cadman attempted to slide from it, head first, using a rope and a grooved breastplate. His engraved obituary stands outside the west door. The church is now the only complete Medieval church in Shrewsbury. It dates from Saxon times and has beautiful additions from the 12th-century onwards. Inside, the atmosphere is peaceful with the soaring stone arches giving way to the church's great treasure - its stained glass. There are panels in glorious colour including the world-famous 14th-century 'Jesse window' filled with figures of Old Testament kings and prophets. No other church in the country has a collection to equal it. The Café at St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, run by the Battlefield 1403 farm shop and deli, is now open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.
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St Mary's Street,, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
St Mary's Street,, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some friends come to stay so went for a day out to shrewsbury During our walk about we came upon St Marys church .Our friends are members of a group that go around the country looking at churches.They said that is church has some...More

Thank michael j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There always seems to be something "on" at the church be it art shows or talks. Nice little cafe associated to Battlefield 1403 franchise. I love the light at the altar end on a suny day

Thank Still_living-Life
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church was icy cold, but the volunteers there gave us a lovely introduction to the history and the glorious stained glass windows.

Thank pourgirl1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this church and we were aware of the spirit of Christmas .To sit and and Admire the high altar and the stained glass window,.The church is beautiful and the staff in there were very helpful.This was a suitable venue just to sit and...More

Thank peterharvey492017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for one of the pre Christmas Wednesday ( late night shopping in town) events in this oasis in the town centre.Projections on all the walls and ceilings of a medieval theme.

Thank finchy56
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was possibly our favourite Shrewsbury church that we visited during our short break in the town. The stained glass windows in particular and the information about them was really interesting. We all had a great cup of tea here in their restaurant and we...More

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Take time to drop into this amazing Parish Church and wonder at the wonderful and numerous stain glass windows whilst contemplating the beauty of your surroundings. There is also a little gem of a cafe to rest your feet and indulge yourself in some lovely...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

What lovely church to visit and no admission fee to which we object to and would have missed out on seeing all those stained glass windows, each with a history to tell so you need to visit to find out. Volunteer staff extremely helpful and...More

Thank charles c
Reviewed 2 October 2017

St Mary's is a beautiful little church, lovely stained glass. /Free to enter, though a donation can be given. The very welcoming volunteers have hand held mirrors which are supplied so that you can view the ceiling without cricking your neck. It's easy to spend...More

Thank PoundScrounger
Reviewed 22 September 2017

If passing you ought to pop in and just take a few minutes of contemplation in a place of worship which from a tourist point of view has a fine stained glass window beyond the altar.You need to remind yourself that this is not a...More

Thank Welshwasp
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Anita D
19 November 2016|
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Response from Gerard M | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge but in most churches in u.k. Donations are always welcome. The peace bestowed by visit to this church cannot be priced. Give what you can and if you can't don't worry. Say a prayer and be thankful for... More